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China forces US spy plane away

China ordered a US military plane away from islands it's building in the South China Sea, CNN reported, in the latest example of the country's efforts to assert sovereignty over the area.

The Chinese navy issued eight warnings to a P8-A Poseidon conducting surveillance flights over the islands, according to the network.

A radio message received by the US plane said: "This is Chinese navy. You are approaching our military alert zone. Leave immediately."